Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D vs Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G @ 18mm
Let’s take a look at how the lens compares to its replacement at 18mm:
The difference in sharpness is pretty obvious – the old 18-35mm AF-D is optically poor across the frame in comparison to its replacement.
Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D vs Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G @ 24mm
Let’s compare the lenses at 24mm:
The Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D is even more disappointing at 24mm.
Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G vs Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D @ 35mm
Finally, here is a comparison at 35mm:
The Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D recovers a bit at 35mm, but again, the performance difference between the two is very obvious. In summary, there is simply no comparison between the old and the new lens.
There is no point of comparing the lens to the Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR, since you will see a similar pattern as above.
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